The Goodrich picnic was Sat. All employees and their loved ones were treated to a day of fun at the ever famous Adventureland just outside Des Moines in Altoona, IA. The Underwoods and Jerdees headed out just after lunch with full bellies and plenty of rest. They started the day off walking the Plank.
The new adventure this year was Kokomo Cove. A water park inside the park. We thought it would be great in August, but around 78 degrees and breezy the roller coasters began calling.
We all braved the Outlaw, Dragon (a few times), and Tornado. We passed on the Space Shot after Uncle Adam reminded us of the two people seriously injured when the brake line snapped at another park. Amy talked Kim into the Sidewinder after which Kim said, "Never again!" Finally it was time for dinner.
But first we had to take care of a very important task. The Silly Silo (spin until you puke, best on an empty stomach).
After they were spun around (no adult would be foolish enough to join them), we had dinner. No more left overs for daddy. They finished it all. Fortunately, this was all you can eat so we all went away stuffed and ready to be shaken, dropped and spun some more.
Believe it or not, the hightlight of the day really was the bumper cars. Amy and Hunter, Blake and Kim, Adam and Dave. Time to let all that pent up agression out or was it time to become little boys again? They laughed and crashed for a good 3 minutes. After that we were ready to go home.
We did one trip down the log ride and headed to the shop to get the lighted sword thing 'everybody' had to have and made our way to the farthest outreaches of the parking lot (don't come to the park after 10 am and think you can park).
After a long day with their nephews they could still muster a smile. It was a good day!